Teaching Senior Leaders the Dynamics of Derailment

Cynthia McCauley and Sylvester Taylor

Center for Creative Leadership


SENIOR EXECUTIVES PLAY a critical role in the development of high potential managers in organizations. They control access to key assignments and decide when a manager is ready for a job move. They can provide or withhold feedback, advice, and encouragement. They serve as role models (positive and negative) for those who aspire to higher levels in the organization. How can you encourage senior managers to be more actively involved in an experience-driven approach to the development of high potentials? A first step is to help ...

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